Lightning denies Radlett
HCPL Division One Potters Bar 201 v Radlett 142-4 Match drawn (rain) RADLETT missed out on a second successive win after their progress was halted by the inclement weather at Potters Bar. Captain Shane Burger won the toss and asked the home side to bat fi
HCPL Division One
Potters Bar 201 v Radlett 142-4 Match drawn (rain)
RADLETT missed out on a second successive win after their progress was halted by the inclement weather at Potters Bar.
Captain Shane Burger won the toss and asked the home side to bat first and his decision looked justified as Heath Paynter made an early breakthrough.
The Radlett bowler had Mike Palmer caught behind for 7 with Tanweer Sikandar becoming his second victim just three balls later to leave the home side reeling on 26-2.
The home batsmen did manage a couple of boundaries before Paynter struck again bowling Jared Norman for 1 and things got even better for the visitors when skipper Burger joined in on the act removing Chris Swainland for 26 to leave Potters Bar at 40-4.
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Bar captain Len Cooper and Nesan Jeyaratnam steadied the ship, with Cooper hitting two fours and a towering six to take the home side past the 80 mark.
Cooper was leading a charmed life and he played one shot to many dragging a Paynter delivery onto his stumps when on 27.
84-5 soon became 86-6 as Jeyaratnam became Kabir Toor's first victim.
Chris Lagana and Shaftab Khalid saw the home side through to the lunch break where Potters Bar were 106-6.
Toor soon had his second victim linking up with Tom Jenkins to dismiss Lagana for 17.
Khalid, despite requiring a runner, combined with Dave Breeze to help the home side past 150 before Breeze (10) fell to a flighted delivery from Robbie Crocker.
Khalid went on to complete his maiden HCPL 50 but former Bar bowler Paul Barker came into the attack to make the breakthrough.
The Herts County bowler had Khalid caught by Anish Patel for 72 and although the home side passed the 200 mark, their innings was bought to an end in the 60th over when Paul McGee was adjudged lbw to give Paynter his fifth victim and bring the innings to an end on 201.
Radlett didn't get off to a particularly good start when Toor was caught at gully by Khalid for 11 but they rallied through Tom Jenkins and Mike Crocker who put on 54 for the second wicket.
Crocker was the next man to go caught and bowled by McGee for 23 but his dismissal didn't seem to disrupt Radlett to much and Jenkins and Fakir Dungaria continued to push the score along, something they needed to do with the storm clouds gathering overhead.
Jenkins and Dungaria guided Radlett past 100 as Jenkins went on to complete his 50.
Burger's side were 136-2 at the tea break needing 66 to win from a minimum of 28 overs.
Lagana and Sikandar took over the bowling after the break with Sikandar striking to dismiss Dungaria lbw for 30.
Lagana also produced the goods to remove Jenkins for 66 but with the rain hammering down and thunder and lightning circling the ground the umpires had no choice but to end the game in a draw.
Radlett finished with nine points with Potters Bar picking up 10.